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Pulaski News PULASKI, WISCONSIN

THURSDAY, AUGUST 26, 2010

VOLUME LXXI, NO. 17

Fifth annual Jerabek Challenge honors fallen By Emily Smithback he word “challenge” can T have multiple meanings. It can mean a tough task or an invitation to compete in a sport or competition. We face challenges every day; some challenges are harder than others. Pfc. Ryan Jerabek took up the challenge of enlisting in the United States Marine Corps and served in the Iraqi War. Jerabek was assigned to the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, 2nd Battalion, 4th Regiment (2/4), ECHO Company Weapons Platoon. 2/4’s orders took them to patrol Ramadi, Iraq—one of the more dangerous cities in the country. During the patrol, Jerabek’s convoy was ambushed and came under heavy insurgent fire. Although Jerabek fought valiantly to save his brothers-in-arms, his own life was lost. The challenge that Jerabek undertook and the sacrifice he made brought 1,275 runners and walkers, and many volunteers, to take up another challenge: the Pfc. Ryan Jerabek Memorial Challenge, held August 14, at Four Seasons Park in Hobart. Ken and Rita Jerabek, Ryan’s parents and directors of the event, and many other volunteers from the Pulaski High School Leo Club, Girl Scout Troop number 4561, neighbors and friends of the Jerabeks, and other members of our community, put in countless hours of preparation prior to the event. The volunteers helped set up and operate water, food, and t-shirt stations; direct traffic; and

help runners register for the race. All proceeds from the race have been donated to local foundations and, most importantly, to the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund. One speaker at the event, Marine veteran and Purple Heart recipient Andrew Balliet, was predicted to be paralyzed for life after an IED explosion fractured his back in three places. Balliet was able to make a full recovery after many surgeries and rehab because of the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund. The event carried on with the 2/4 Honor Guard Presentation of the National Ensign & 2/4 Battalion Flag and Battle Streamer. Our National Anthem was beautifully sung by Paul Lent. The route selected for the run is very symbolic to the Jerabek family because Ryan ran the four mile route in preparation for the Marine Corps. The route has a few challenging features: very steep hills and curves that challenge every runner in the race. The Jerabek home marks the one mile marker of the route. World War II Veteran and Purple Heart recipient Peter Weitz was a guest of honor at the event. Weitz heroically stormed the beaches of Iwo Jima. Weitz had the honor of firing the gun, signaling the start of the race. Marine veteran Roger Gwidt led the event with his pace truck. Pulaski graduate Matthew Mroczynski won the race for the fourth time with a (continued on page 2)

Ken Jerabek greets volunteers, runners, and military personnel at the Fifth Annual Jerabek Challenge.

Runners take off at the fifth annual Ryan Jerabek Memorial Challenge.

Pulaski holds back to school event

Pulaski News

By Luca Brilli On August 17, the Pulaski Community Pantry held a back to school event. “Pulaski’s Back to School Store” was for all those who signed up to get families ready for the coming school year. The event was held at Glenbrook Elementary School in the gym. Pulaski’s Back to School Store was an invitation-only event for district families who needed help getting prepared for the new school year. School supplies were not the only focus of the event. Four businesses gave haircuts, and other supplies were given such as clothes and hygiene supplies. “I think it’s awesome,” said Wendy Nooyen. “It is great for families with multiple kids.”

Supplies were gathered by various parts of the community. Some supplies came from the “Stuff the Bus” competition. Many more supplies were donated by businesses and churches in the area. Some examples included MCL, BayTek, Logistics, and Kohls. The event was organized and run by the Pulaski Community

Pantry. The pantry had volunteer assistance from the Pulaski High School Leo Club, New Life Community Church, District Administration, and pantry volunteers. All volunteers helped with assorted areas at the event, after helping with the setup of the gym a few days before. On the day of the (continued on page 13)

Leo Club member Brett Janssen volunteers at the supply table at Pulaski’s Back to School Store.


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Front Page/ Jerabek Challenge

and Veterans around the world came to meet the challenge of the day and to honor Ryan Jerabek and other brave, fallen soldiers who took the challenge of defending our great nation.

Rita Jerabek said, “It has been an honor and privilege to organize the Jerabek Challenge to support our troops, thank our veterans, and honor our fallen.”

Letter to the editor

Leo Club volunteers Alicia Cichon and Tamara Deneys help out at the Ryan Jerabek Memorial Challenge.

Matthew Mroczynski wins the race for the fourth time with a record-breaking 19 minutes and 58 seconds.

Marine Recruits cross the finish line at the fifth annual Ryan Jerabek Memorial Challenge.

record of 19 minutes and 58 seconds. Another leader was second place finisher Bill Jones with a time of 20 minutes and five seconds. The first woman to cross the finish line was Lauren Mauel at 24 minutes and 47 seconds. Following the race, Gold Star families in attendance were invited to the stage to announce, and the event ended with the awards ceremony. A highlight for the Jerabek family was having their son Corporal Nick Jerabek, United States Marine, home for the run. He has been serving in Afghanistan since January of 2010 and will be returning to serve for another four to five months. “We are very proud of our son and all service men and women,” said Rita Jerabek. Also, 14 Marine veterans, part of Ryan’s platoon, took part in the race. The Jerabek Challenge also had companion runs that took place in places around the world. Fifty troops ran in Afghanistan, and fifty sailors on the USS Green Bay ran on the deck of the boat that is stationed in San Francisco. About 1,375 people, troops,

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Letter to the Editor RAIN, RAIN, and more RAIN. We whispered about it for years; we all knew that some day it might happen. The key thing however was how we would react. I’m happy to report that the Polka Days Committee, and the workers did an exceptional job handling a difficult situation. Imagine the challenges of setting up and running a festival the size of ours when the sky was opening up every other day prior to the event and during the course of the weekend. Thank goodness that the Public Works department had the forethought to install catch basins and drainage on the grounds prior to the celebration. Doing so took care of a bunch of potential problems. The camping area however was altogether another issue. Sixteen plus inches of rain in under two months tends to leave soil and sod a bit soft. It became apparent in very short order that business as usual was not going to be the norm this year. Thursday and Friday saw the guys who were running the campgrounds doing a lot of scrambling to come up with alternative sites to park units. They quickly started to take over the parking lot, the Public Works yard, the north end of the soccer fields, and even the Sewer department yard as camp sites. For the most part the camp ground customers understood that this year was the exception to the rule and made the most of a dif-

ficult situation. A two-inch rain fall during the day on Thursday led to about a 40-percent decline in normal revenue for the day; Thursday is basically the make or break day for the festival. I’m happy to report that things got better over the next three days and revenues only ended up in the minus 10 percent range. From my observations, the crowds in our downtown seemed to be steady through the weekend. The businesses away from the grounds appeared to be very busy and, from what I’ve been told, were happy with the results of their efforts. One of my great pleasures in being the Village President is hearing compliments from both the locals and visitors about how clean and well-kept the village appeared to be during Polka Days. Don’t get me wrong, I think that we always have a very nice-looking community. This is one place that all of the rain hasn’t hurt. It’s not often that we have plush green yards in July. Getting back to Polka Days, thanks go to the committee and all of the volunteers. This has truly become a community-wide event that helps more folks than I’ll ever know. I don’t know for sure, but I’d like to think that the event really does put us on a much larger map. Keith Chambers, Village President

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Community LaCount graduates U.S. Army Basic Training Submitted by Samantha LaCount Proud son of Douglas and Tammie LaCount and grandson of Les and Tari LaCount, Barrett LaCount graduated from Fort Benning, Georgia, United States Army 2nd BN, 47th infantry Charlie company, on July 8. Now private first class LaCount is advancing in food services at Fort Derick, Leesburg, Virginia. LaCount graduated from Pulaski High School in May of 2009 and left for his Basic Military Training on April 25, 2010. “Barrett actually looks happy and healthy. He stands taller and prouder. I can tell he is learning a lot,” said Tari LaCount. “We miss him, so it was nice to see him.” “I am very proud of Barrett; it’s a very good decision and a life-changing experience,” said

Douglas LaCount. LaCount is now the fourth member of the LaCount family in the past four years to enlist in the military. Other members who enlisted are his brother Steven LaCount, U.S. Army, and currently serving in Germany; his cousin Samantha LaCount, U.S. Air Force, and currently in Tucson, Arizona; and his cousin Nathan LaCount, U.S. Army, served in Iraq, and planning to attend NWTC next year. “I think this is an excellent opportunity for Barrett. I hope he has a lot of great life experiences and takes advantage of all his learning opportunities,” said Tammie LaCount. LaCount’s future plans are to use his Montgomery G.I Bill and attend a culinary arts school.

Wes LaCount, Tari LaCount, Dani LaCount, private first class Barrett LaCount, Tammie LaCount, and Douglas LaCount smile for a photo. Barrett’s family is proud of his graduation from Fort Benning, Georgia, United States Army 2nd BN, 47th infantry Charlie company.

Private first class Barret LaCount stands with proud grandparents Les LaCount and Tari LaCount.

I would never belong to a group that would accept someone like me as a member. ~Groucho Marx

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Performing Arts Council to be formed All persons interested in promoting the performing arts in the Pulaski Community Area are invited to attend an organizational meeting for the Pulaski Area Performing Arts Council. The meeting will be held on September 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the Pulaski High School LGI 1. Those attending the meeting will be asked for feedback on how to promote and support the performing arts and how to bring more performances to our community. Topics for discussion will include the possibility of a children’s and/or community theatre, possibility of an outdoor amphitheatre, support for existing community-based performing

arts groups, and attracting outside groups to perform in our community. Pulaski Community School District Superintendent, Dr. Mel Lightner will facilitate the meeting. Lightner said, “There is a strong tradition for performing arts in our community. We have great facilities, like the Ripley Performing Arts Center. Hopefully, we can strengthen the tradition and increase the use of our facilities to bring more performing arts to our community.” Please attend the meeting on September 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the Pulaski High School LGI 1. For more information, contact Dr. Mel Lightner at (920) 822-6000.

Eco-friendly phone now at Cellcom

The Motorola Grasp is now available at all Cellcom stores. This eco-friendly device is BFR and PCV free with a housing that is 100 percent recyclable at end of life. It was designed to help reduce technology waste when the phone is recycled. Cellcom is one of the first carriers in the United States to add the Motorola Grasp to its line-up. Electronic waste (e-waste) is a growing problem in the United

States with 2.25 million tons of electronics, including TVs, computers, printers, and cell phones, disposed of annually, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Only about 18 percent of all electronics and 10 percent of cell phones are recycled. The remaining products end up in landfills and incinerators, which can allow the hazardous chemicals in e-waste to leach out of landfills into groundwater or be

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emitted into the air. Devices, like the Grasp, are being designed by manufacturers to be more environmentally-friendly by phasing out the use of substances like lead and cadmium. Manufacturers are also decreasing the weight of cell phones and using recyclable materials. Cellcom and other wireless carriers also do their part by offering cell phone recycling programs. In the recycling process, some of the cell phones and accessories recycled can be refurbished for reuse and sent back into the world market. If cell phones cannot be reused, precious metals that would otherwise need to be mined from the earth are pulled from the retired cell phones in the U.S. according to EPA standards. To date, Cellcom’s recycling program has generated $75,000 and was donated back to local communities. In addition to protecting the environment and helping local communities, the EPA reports that if only one million cell phones were recycled, the energy saved from the process would provide electricity for 185 U.S. households for one year.

Historical Society hosts events

The Pulaski Historical Museum at 129 W. Pulaski Street will conclude its summer hours on August 26 from 1 to 4 p.m. Visitors may request a personal tour of the museum by calling (920) 822-5856 or (920) 865-7875. The Pulaski Historical Society welcomes any school groups or adult groups to visit the museum and enjoy the exhibits of earlier times in the Pulaski area. Admission is always free.   On September 27, the Pulaski Area Historical Society Board Meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the Glenbrook PACE meeting room.   On October 1, the Fall Bake/ Craft Sale will be held at Premier Community Bank at 8:30 a.m.  Members are asked to bring their food and craft donations from 8 to 10 a.m. Craft items may include items such as woodworking; knitted, sewed,  or crocheted items; jams and jellies; candles; plants; berries; pickles or other home-made items; etc. This is an early reminder to plan for this event by historical society members and shoppers.   On  October 27,  the society will hold its Annual Dinner Meeting and Historic Preservation presentation at the Legion Hall in Pulaski.  This event is open to the public and  is an enjoyable evening of entertainment, a great  ethnic dinner featuring Polish foods, and an  update of the historical society activities.  Tickets will be available at the three local banks, and more details will be coming soon.


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Peters has positive experience with ASPIRO What are By Taylor Maccoux Janell Peters and her daughter Morgan, who has Down syndrome and is 11 years old, have been involved with the ASPIRO organization for the past 10 years. ASPIRO creates opportunities for people with Down syndrome or other disabilities to reach their maximum potential, achieve independence, and enhance their lives; the organization strives to treat people with disabilities as it would treat anyone else, and its services and programs “puts success within reach” for about 1,200 children and adults with cognitive disabilities. Morgan’s connection with ASPIRO started at birth with the “Katie Beckett Program,” which is a program through Medicaid that supplements primary insurance. When Morgan was one year old, Peters moved the family to Brown County to get connected with the Birth to Three program; it stresses that early intervention is the key to success with every child, especially when disabilities are involved. Overall, Peters and Morgan have had very positive

Janell Peters and her daughter Morgan have had a positive experience with the ASPIRO organization.

experiences with ASPIRO, particularly in the early years, when three separate therapists worked diligently to provide the services Morgan needed. “Morgan’s Birth to Three team counseled me as much as they provided therapy for Morgan. They were a constant positive resource in my life at a time when I was getting use to the idea of

what our life would be like,” said Peters. “They always encouraged us.” Peters found ASPIRO’s care and assistance encouraging and reliable in the first years of Morgan’s life. Morgan’s team found ways to include her older brother in her therapy sessions without interfering with the care she needed. Ever since then, the family gets visits every two years from the Katie Beckett Coordinator Bill Burkel; he takes the time to visit and encourage the family every time. Peters believes he “genuinely cares about each child” and his/her well being. Peters “absolutely” recommends anyone with disabled family members to get involved with ASPIRO. “Our involvement has been specific to Down syndrome, but they support all people with disabilities throughout the person’s life,” said Peters. “Even though Morgan is 11 years old, we’re probably still in the beginning stages of our relationship with ASPIRO.” Peters and Morgan do their part to create awareness for

people with disabilities by participating in the ASPIRO Annual Awareness Walk, also known as the Buddy Walk. The walk helps create awareness and acceptance, as well as celebrates National Down Syndrome Awareness. They have attended the Buddy Walk every year, and will be selling raffle tickets again. “She [Morgan] is quite charming and sells more than I do,” said Peters. ASPIRO coordinates guest speakers, facilitates group meetings for parents, and has library and media resources available for family members of disabled people. It also offers services such as Respite Care, which provides care for a disabled child/ person while the primary caregiver is away. When someone first learns his/ her child is disabled, a million thoughts and worries could go through his/her mind. “ASPIRO knows what to do,” said Peters. “They have trained professionals to help all along the way. They are a constant, lifelong support system.”

DJ, family photos by Dave Frank Photography, bake sale, raffles, and concessions. All proceeds will benefit ASPIRO’s programs and services to continue to help support people in our community with Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities. Last year more than 400 walkers participated, and we are still looking for more friends to join! We encourage groups to participate! Walk for the acceptance and awareness of people with Down syndrome and other disabilities on September 25. You’ll help to create awareness and make friends for a lifetime! If you raise over $1,000 in pledges and become a PACE Setter, you will receive a free hat and lead the walk with Master

of Ceremonies Bill Jartz from WBAY-TV 2 and Murphy in the Morning from WIXX radio station. A sweatshirt is included with registration. If interested in promoting this event or covering it live that day, please contact Sheri Sorenson at (920) 593-4348, or check out ASPIRO’s website www.aspiroinc. org. Help ASPIRO by putting success within reach for individuals with disabilities in our community.

ASPIRO awareness walk scheduled Submitted by Sheri Sorenson, Special Events/ Volunteer Coordinator This year, people with Down syndrome and other disabilities did some pretty amazing things… and some pretty ordinary things. Cassidy learned her ABC’s; Melissa graduated high school; Scott started his first job. The point is people with disabilities are more like the rest of us than they are different. Let’s start seeing people with disabilities as people first. You can do that by taking small steps…make giant strides along with local adults and children, friends and families by walking in the ASPIRO 14th Annual Awareness Walk for people with Down syndrome and other disabilities (formerly called the Buddy Walk). Help create awareness and acceptance on September 25 at ASPIRO, 1660 Stiles Road, Green Bay, WI. “ASPIRO was like the light at the end of the tunnel. They guided our family from birth to age 3 and will again guide my daughter when she turns 21. Now when I look at her face, I see hope for her future. With ASPIRO’s help, she can look forward to participating in their Community Employment Program or Work Services, their Residential Options Program, and their Recreation Program to feel a part of our community,” said a parent. ASPIRO has nine programs and services that serve over 1,200 families in Brown County with disabilities. Let’s help ASPIRO

celebrate National Down syndrome Awareness by participating in the Walk and the inclusion of people with Down syndrome and other disabilities in our community. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m. with an award ceremony at 11 a.m. Immediately following the walk is a chili cook-off; try your hand at cooking, be a chef and win prizes, or enjoy sampling the chili. Celebrity judges for the cook-off will be the Packer Women’s Association. Children’s Entertainer Randy Peterson will perform from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. There will also be free pony rides, an air jumper from Jake’s Jumpers, face painting, Elite Music Service

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Pulaski Chamber holds golf outing Help Chase win $25,000

Help the Chase Stone Barn win $25,000 from the This Place Matters Community Challenge.

Zac Zajac, Rick Lemberg, Trevor Anderson, and Tyler Raatz from Ullmer’s Dairy Equipment proudly display their first place award in the men’s category.

By Tim Frisch The Pulaski Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual golf outing August 10 at Crystal Springs Golf Course & Stonefield Supper Club. The chamber hosts these outings annually to raise funds for the chamber’s use. This year’s outing was sponsored by North Shore Bank and co-sponsored by BayTek Games. The golf outing, in which the 24 teams enjoyed competing, was held on a very hot and humid day. At each of the 18 holes, there was a raffle, which was sponsored by the various businesses in the

Pulaski area. The Putting Contest, sponsored by State Farm Insurance, gave away a prize of $100 to Geno McKeefry for his amazing putt. Also, on hole number 17, North Shore Bank held a “holein-one” contest to test who had the skill to win a prize of $5,000; unfortunately, no one succeeded on a hole-in-one The tournament winners were as follows: first place winners were Trevor Anderson, Tyler Raatz, Rick Lemberg and Zac Zajac of Ullmer’s Dairy Equipment, with a score of 51. Mixed doubles winners were Furniture-

land, Jon Stadler, Mary Wichmann, Pat McDermid, and Ken McDermid. Like in previous years, this year’s golf outing was a huge success, especially the delicious steak dinner, which was served by the Seymour Hotel staff, who now operates the restaurant part of Crystal Spring’s Golf Course. This meal was sponsored by J.W. Industries. The golf outing gathered people from all around the greater Pulaski area for a time of fun, prizes, and relaxation. Many of the participants commented on how well organized and how smoothly everything went.

Attendants of the Pulaski Area Chamber of Commerce annual golf outing enjoy the meal sponsored by J.W. Industries.

Mary Wichman, Pat McDermid, Jon Stadler, and Ken McDermid from Furnitureland display their first place award in the mixed doubles category.

By Taylor Maccoux ommunities all over the C nation are striving to win the 2010 This Place Matters Community Challenge and $25,000 for a preservation project. The challenge is sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and raises public awareness to help preservation-minded people and communities show what place matters to them. This Place Matters is supported by Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company and National Trust Insurance Services, LLC. By helping non-profit organizations harness power of the people, the This Place Matters Community Challenge could save a historic place that matters. The Town of Chase and its community members hope to win the campaign to fund the restorations of the stone barn, built in 1903, for the new Chase Stone

Barn Park. One of the last surviving all-fieldstone barns in the nation, the stone barn is a historic jewel in the state of Wisconsin and represents the hard work, which built this nation. The non-profit organization that gets the most people to register their support through their PreservationNation page by September 15 will win $25,000. PreservationNation pages went live and voting began on August 15. You can help the Chase Stone Barn win by casting your vote today and by telling everyone you know to vote too. To vote, visit http://my.preservationnation.org/ site/News2?page=NewsArticle&i d=9387&security=2862&s_interest=2982. For more information and photos about the Chase Stone Barn, visit www.townofchase. org.

Trina Townsend helps Nolan Verba make a jar of strawberry jam. (Article on Page 7)


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Community Annoucements RED RAIDER NATION TAILGATE PARTY – FRIDAY, AUGUST 27. 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Middle School Pool Sundeck. $5 adults. Brats, burgers, chips, drink & dessert. Come join in the fun before the Red Raiders football game. ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH BOOYAH LUNCHEON (Rosehill Dr., Oneida) will be held on Sunday, September 12 from noon – 1:30 p.m. Bazaar and bake sale also.  Freshly picked corn as well as other vegetables will be for sale. Monies raised will go to Zion Youth Group and Zion Ladies Guild.  PULASKI LIONS CLUB meets every first and third Monday of the month at the Legion Hall located at 135 N. St. Augustine St., Pulaski. There is a 6 p.m. social and a 7 p.m. meal followed by the meeting. New members are always welcome. Call 619-7762 for more information. PULASKI AREA MUSEUM, 129 W. Pulaski St. Pulaski is open each Tuesday during the Farmer’s Market from 3 – 6 pm and Thursday afternoons from 1-4 p.m. during summer months. Also the first Wed. of each month from 6-8 pm. AMERICAN LEGION MIXTACKI-JOHNSON POST 337 meets the second Monday of the month at the Veterans’ Hall, 135 N. St. Augustine St. Pulaski. A social begins at 6:30 p.m. and meeting begins at 7 p.m. with a delicious lunch after. All veterans and active service members are encouraged to visit us to find out what we are about. If eligible, we need you to join. Hall rentals – 822-6996. Membership information -822-2337/822-3017. Commander LeRoy Holl: 826-5324. PULASKI AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE web site is: pulaskichamber.org THE PULASKI COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY, INC. is in need of dry goods, canned fruit, cereal, pasta and pasta sauce. The pantry is open every first and third Tuesday of each month from 1 to 4 p.m. If you can help the pantry with these items, or any other food items, please call 822-6050. The pantry appreciates your willingness to help feed the hungry. AMVETS POST 160 OF ANGELICA/PULASKI meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the American Legion building in Pulaski. We welcome all veterans from all E. R. A.’s. Delicious lunch served after each meeting. For more information: 822-5933. POLISH LEGION OF AMERICAN VETERANS AUXILIARY KRAKOW POST 178

meets the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the American Legion building, 135 N. St. Augustine St. Pulaski. New members are always welcome. Call 865-7617 for information. WELCOME HOSTESS: The Welcome Hostess for Pulaski is Tiffany Rondou. If you know of any newcomers to the area, please contact Tiffany at 920-822-2119. CLOTHING DONATIONS ACCEPTED – for local distribution through New Life Community Church. New or clean gently used clothes can be brought to the church office at 450 E. Cedar St., Pulaski (next to Subway) or call 822-7117. JR. AUXILIARY UNIT 337 meets every first Monday of the month from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. at American Legion Hall; 135 N. St. Augustine St. Girls ages birth to 18 years are welcome to join whose family members have served in the military forces. For membership information: call Dorothy at 822-5485 or Joan at 855-6486.

Seniors

PULASKI SENIOR CENTER WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 FOR LABOR DAY. NO MEALS SERVED / DELIVERED ON THAT DAY AND NO ACTIVITIES. ENERGY ASSISTANCE at Pulaski Senior Center on Mondays Oct. 4, Nov. 8, Dec. 6, and Jan. 10. Time: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Call 822-8100 for an appointment. BOOK GROUP at Pulaski Senior Center on Wednesday, September 8, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Light supper will be served for $2.00. September’s book will be Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells. Books available at the Senior Center. Call 822-8100 for more information. All ages welcome. LUNCH & BINGO AT GOOD SHEPHERD in Seymour on Thursday, September 9. Leaving Pulaski Senior Center at 11:30 a.m. Reservations due by Friday, September 3. SING-ALONG at Pulaski Senior Center on Friday, September 10 at 10:00 a.m. MOVIE MONDAY on September 20 at Pulaski Senior Center. We will be watching Trouble With Angels with Hayley Mills and Rosalind Russell. Shows start at 12:15 p.m. Snacks provided.

CARDS every Monday at 12:30 p.m. at the Pulaski Senior Center. If you are interested in playing CRIBBAGE, call the Pulaski Senior Center at 822-8100. BINGO at Pulaski Senior Center Tuesdays at 12:15 p.m. RED CROSS VAN will take senior citizens to Super Ron’s, bank, etc. on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m., to hair appointments on Friday mornings, and to church on Saturdays at 3:30 p.m. If interested, call Kitty at 822-8100. QUILTING WORKSHOP at Pulaski Senior Center on Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING at Pulaski Senior Center on Mondays from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Sponsored by N.E.W. Rescue Service. BENEFIT SPECIALIST, Mary Kay Norman from the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Brown County, Green Bay office, will be at the Pulaski Senior Center the first Tuesday of this month from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. She will be here on September 14. Do you have questions about benefits for seniors that she may help you with? Call Kitty at 822-8100 or Mary Kay at 448-4308. FOOT CARE CLINIC at Pulaski Senior Center on Tuesdays September 14 & 28 starting at 9:00 a.m. Call 822-8100 to set up an appointment. Cost: $17.00 SEWING SIMPLE QUILT TOPS at Pulaski Senior Center Fridays at 9:00 a.m. Wii BOWLING at Pulaski Senior Center on Thursdays from 12:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. All ages welcome. Call 822-8100 for more information. SIT & BE FIT CHAIR EXERCISES on Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. at Pulaski Senior Center. Call 822-8100 for more information. All ages welcome. Sponsored by Prevea Health. NO EXERCISES ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6. POETRY READING by Minnie Karchinski at Pulaski Senior Center on Tuesday, September 21 at 10:45 a.m. SKYLITE PLAYERS & LUNCH at Pulaski Senior Center on Thursday, September 30. Lunch at 11:30 a.m. Skylite Players at 12:30 p.m. Cost: $4.50 which includes lunch. PULASKI SENIOR CENTER MEALS FOR August 27 – September 10. Meals served at 11:30 a.m. Suggested donation of $3.50 per day. Meals are available for delivery to the homebound. Reservations required by 11:00 a.m. of the previous day.

Hendricks nominated for nursing pin

Dana Hendricks smiles with her daughter Paige on graduation day.

Dana Hendricks (Niemi) was nominated by her fellow classmates at UW-Madison Nursing School to receive a School of Nursing pin. The pins were donated by retired alumni to be returned to “active duty.” Students were asked to nominate the classmate they most admired, someone who met all or most of the following criteria: a concerned and caring person, a person well-rounded in personal and service-oriented commit-

ments but with recognized academic accomplishments, a person who has overcome difficulties to attend school, and a person who is highly involved in community activities and/or has completed an important and innovative project to improve the health of the community. Hendricks was one of four students to receive an alumni School of Nursing pin on April 17. She recently graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Nursing. She was on the Dean’s List all four semesters of her nursing school career and achieved a 4.0 her final semester. Hendricks is currently working full-time as a registered nurse in a Madison area hospital. She is working on three different units: neurology, oncology/gynecology, and medical/surgical intermediate care. Hendricks is a graduate of Pulaski High School. She is the daughter of Dawn and Rick Niemi of Pulaski.


School Updates

The difference between school and life? In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.” ~ Tom Bodett

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Kamke receives Gold Nelson

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Beninghof to honored present in district Interior architecture students at the University of WisconsinStevens Point were honored recently at the Division of Interior Architecture awards ceremony. From Sobieski was Kayla Nelson, a freshman interior architecture major, who received the Dean’s Award as an Outstanding Freshman in Interior Architecture. Nelson is a 2009 graduate of Pulaski High School. At UWSP, she is involved in residence hall government, Colleges Against Cancer, Relay for Life, and Phi Eta Sigma honor society.

Kaira Kamke and her sister Krista proudly display the updates they made to the Pulaski High School tennis courts.

By Laura Dahms After 10 years of commitment to Girl Scouts, Kaira Kamke, a junior at PHS and daughter of Warren and Janet Kamke, received the Girl Scout Gold Award. The award is the highest award in Girl Scouting; it is a national award with national standards and represents girls’ time, leadership, creativity, and effort contributed to making their community better. The prestigious award requires the previous achievement of the bronze and silver awards, as well as a community service project that consists of at least 65 hours. For Kamke’s project, she decided to help out an organization that is very dear to her— the Pulaski High School tennis program. She decided to update the tennis courts with new backboards that would assist the team in its techniques. The boards received fresh paint and primer, which keep the courts looking neat and full of Raider Pride. With the help of friends, the tennis team, coaches, and family, Kamke finished the tennis courts, driven by her interest in both the tennis team and community service. Janet Kamke, said, “Kaira took the project head on and saw the whole thing through. She got it done quickly and organized it herself. I’m really proud of how she managed it. Coach Sperduto was an awesome advisor as well. It really helps when you have such a wonderful teacher and

Harvest Fair held at St. John Lutheran By Kevin Ripley “Son Harvest Fair: Fruit of the Spirit,” was the theme of this year’s St. John Lutheran Church vacation bible school. A healthy 44 kids ages 3 to 12 years old participated in the program, which lasted five days starting August 8. “We’ve had a great time filling the kids’ hearts with love, joy, peace, patience, and kindness,” said Trina Townsend, a bible school volunteer. Volunteers guided the participants through many activities including the following: making butter and jam, playing games such as melon bowling and fruit twister, making crafts such as pea pod catchers and piggy banks, and milking Arlen Johnson’s cow named Daisy. “It’s a nice way to have the kids learn about their faith at a young age,” said Tyler Wood, who was also a volunteer. Bible school attendee Maddie Wasilew said, “I’m enjoying the bible school. It’s a lot of fun. I really enjoy all of the art stuff and the games.” (Picture on page 5)

tennis coach.” “I would recommend Girl Scouts for any girl. It is great community service, and girls have the opportunity to find out who they are. Girl Scouts personally affected me and gave me a place to be motivated to go outside my comfort zone,” said Kamke.

Kaira Kamke receives a Gold Award at the Girl Scout Gala.

PHS alumni receive UW degrees This year, many Pulaski High School graduates received their degrees from UW Stevens Point. Christine L. Klopotic, Pulaski, received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication-Public Relations from UW Stevens Point. Klopotic graduated with honors. Aubrey E. Maccoux, Hobart, received a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Ecology-Information and Education. Maccoux graduated Cum Laude with honors.

Anne Beninghof

Anne Beninghof, an Education Consultant from Broomfield, Colorado, will present to teachers of the Pulaski Community School District on maximizing student success through collaboration. She will give her speech

to elementary teachers on August 30 and then to PCMS and PHS teachers on August 31 in the PCMS Auditorium. An internationally recognized consultant and trainer, Anne Beninghof has more than 25 years of experience working with students and teachers in both public and private settings. She has been a special education teacher and university faculty member, has published several books and videos, and has provided staff development in 49 states. Beninghof has also collaborated with numerous state agencies to bring about inclusive practices. Recently, she decided to return to the classroom, where she works part-time with teachers and students who are struggling with the learning process. In both her presenting and writing, Beninghof focuses on creative, practical solutions to include students with diverse learning needs in general education classrooms.


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REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS Wednesday, July 7, 2010 Pulaski High School Library 6 P.M.

Official Minutes

ALL TO ORDER C Board President Hendricks called the meeting to order at 6:07 p.m. in the Library at the Pulaski High School. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all present. ROLL CALL Board members present: Pam Denzer, Barb McKeefry, Mark Wernicke, Trina Townsend, Jeff Rasmussen, Cindy Hendricks, William Hynes and Student Representative, and Kyle Forsberg Board members absent: Jeff Rasmussen and William Hynes Administrators present: Dr. Mel Lightner, Jenny Gracyalny, Pam Kercheval, Darlene Godfrey, Pat Fullerton, Dan Slowey, Marc Klawiter, Chris Dahlke, John Matczak, Erik Olson and Jerad Marsh Guests attending: Butch Reimer, Cory Krizizke, Larry Lepage, Randy Boden, Geri Majewski, Bill Higgins, Mary Higgins, Anne Powers, Teresa Wargo, Joanne Hagedorn, Bruce Brzeczkowski, Dan Bonlanger, John Benberg, Rodney Schwartz, Dorothy Grzeskowiak, Tom & Karla Zimdars, Michael Nickerson, Donsia Strong Hill, Deb Schneider, Laura Fenendael, Beth Babik, Shelly Bierhals, Donna Severson, Sylvia Pott, Garry Dietrich, Paul Petroll, Pete Liss, Steve Szymanski and Todd Gutzman CITIZENS’ FORUM Donna Severson – Shared with the school district some concerns she has about the village of Hobart and tribal trust land. The Board would like to discuss it at a future board meeting DISCUSSION AND / OR ACTION ITEMS BOARD REPORT- There will be a Board development meeting at the first meeting in September – Dr. Lightner would like to bring in an outside facilitator. Call him

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Ripley Performing Arts Center 6 P.M. Official Minutes

ALL TO ORDER C Board President Hendricks called the meeting to order at 6:03 p.m. in the Library at the Pulaski High School. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all present. ROLL CALL Board members present: Pam Denzer, Barb McKeefry, Mark Wernicke (6:23 pm), Trina Townsend, Jeff Rasmussen, and Cindy Hendricks, Board members absent: William Hynes Administrators present: Dr. Mel Lightner, Jenny Gracyalny, Pam Kercheval, Lisa Misco, John Matczak, and Amy Uelmen Guests attending: Teresa Wargo and Donna Severson CITIZENS’ FORUM DISCUSSION AND / OR ACTION ITEMS STUDENT SCHOOL BOARD REPRESENTATIVE’S REPORT – Student representative will start in September when school starts. BOARD REPORT- Board development was discussed. Board members will send Cindy Hendricks items they would like to discuss and they will discuss a few of the topics at each of the upcoming board meetings for one hour after closed session. 3. PAY BILLS Townsend moved, McKeefry seconded, to approve and pay the bills as presented. 5 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. 4. MINUTES

with any suggestions. Policies – Dr. Lightner would like to take the Neola policies and adopt them in 3-4 sessions. Starting in September Resignation of Dr. Hynes was discussed 2. PAY BILLS Denzer moved, Wernicke seconded, to approve and pay the bills as presented. 5 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. 3. MINUTES Wernicke moved, Denzer seconded, to approve Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting (open and closed sessions) held on June 2, 2010 5 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. 4. PERSONNEL REPORT – I. RESIGNATIONS Ryan Bice, Resignation, Social Studies Teacher, PHS (.5015 FTE) Townsend moved, Wernicke seconded, to approve resignations as presented. 5 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. II. CONTRACTS Keely Bohm, New Position, FACE Teacher, PHS, BA Step 3.5, $32,732 (Contingent upon release from Mukwonago School District) Corey Livieri, Replacement, Social Studies Teacher, PHS, BA Step 3, $16,102.66, (.5015 FTE) Susan Stiede, New Position, Spanish Teacher, PHS, MA24, $20,281, (34.4%), Step 9.5 Caitlin Willems, Replacement, Grade 3 Teacher Hillcrest, BA Step 3, $32,109 Margo Petroll, New Position, Guidance Counselor, Fairview & other schools as needed, MA30, $25,871, (.50 FTE), Step 3 Townsend moved, Denzer seconded, to approve contracts as presented. 3 voting aye, 2 abstained (Wernicke, McKeefry) , motion carried. PRELIMINARY DESIGN CONCEPTS FOR RED RAIDER COMMUNITY ATHLETIC AND RECREATION

COMPLEX / PULASKI COMMUNITY POOL AND WELLNESS CENTER We moved into LGI 1 and Miron and Sumerville gave a presentation on the Athletic and Recreation complex and the Community Pool and Wellness Center. FOX RIVER CLASSIC CONFERENCE COMPETITION GATE FEE INCREASE Wernicke moved, McKeefry seconded, to the gate fee increase as presented. 5 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. BUDGET REPORT – MAY – Pam Kercheval gave on the budget from May. 2009-2010 STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT DATA – Darlene Godfrey presented to the Board the student achievement data from 2009-2010 school year. 2010-2011 DISTRICT BUDGET – Dr. Lightner and Pam Kercheval presented a proposed 2010-2011 district budget CLOSED SESSION Adjourn Into Closed Session as per Wisconsin Statute 19.85 (1) (c) to discuss non-union employee compensation, Consideration of non-renewal of probationary teacher, PBDA negotiations, and employee performance matter. OPEN SESSION Wernicke moved, McKeefry seconded, to reconvene into open session. 5 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. Non-union employee compensation Townsend moved, Wernicke seconded, to approve non-union employee compensation as presented. 5 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. ADJOURNMENT McKeefry moved, Wernicke seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 10:05 P.M. 5 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. Submitted by Trudy Wied – Secretary to the Board of Education

Townsend moved, McKeefry seconded, to approve Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting (open and closed sessions) held on July 7, 2010 5 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. 5. PERSONNEL REPORT – RESIGNATIONS Kevin Deering , Resignation, Science Teacher/ Activities Director, PHS McKeefry moved, Townsend seconded, to accept the resignations as presented. 5 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. CONTRACTS Kelyn Ermers Transfer, Special Ed Teacher, PCMS, BA Step 4, $16,768, (.50 FTE) McKeefry moved, Rasmussen seconded, to approve the contracts as presented. 5 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. PULASKI WRESTLING BOOSTER CLUB DONATION Rasmussen moved, Townsend seconded, to accept the donation of $8,894 for Wrestling Mats from the Pulaski Wrestling Booster Club as presented. 5 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE AND AWARDING THE SALE OF $10,855,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION REFUNDING BONDS; PROVIDING THE FORM OF THE BONDS; AND LEVYING A TAX IN CONNECTION THEREWITH McKeefry moved, Wernicke seconded, to approve the resolution authorizing the issuance and awarding the sale of $10,855,000 general obligation refunding bonds; providing the form of the bonds; and levying a tax in con-

nection therewith, as presented.6 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. BUDGET REPORT – JUNE – Pam Kercheval presented the June budget and where we are sitting right now. She will have more firm numbers at the next board meeting. OPEB TRUST RESOLUTION WHEREAS, The Pulaski Community School District (the “District”) provides for the welfare of its eligible employees, former employees and their dependents by maintaining one or more post-employment welfare benefits plans including, without limitation, plans to provide health care benefits (collectively, the (“Plans”)’ WHEREAS, such post-employment benefits provided by the District represent compensation resulting from contractual agreements between the District and its eligible employees and former employees for services rendered to the District; WHEREAS, the District’s obligation to provide such postemployment benefits and its liability with respect to the cost of funding such benefits accrues and has accrued during the period of employment of such eligible employees and former employees; WHEREAS, in guidance it has provided, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (the “Department”) has acknowledged that it is fiscally appropriate to have the cost of funding such post-employment benefits recognized and provided for as such benefits accrue; WHEREAS, it is necessary and desirable that the District create a segregated, irrevocable trust fund (the “Trust”) pursuant

to a trust agreement (the “Trust Agreement”) and Wisconsin law in order to establish a trust which will have assets to fund all or a portion of the District’s accrued liability with respect to the cost of funding such post-employment benefits; WHEREAS, the Wisconsin Uniform Financial Accounting Requirements (“WUFAR”) for school districts provide for a separate accounting fund, the “Employee Benefit Trust Fund (Fund 73)” for reporting resources set aside and held in trust to pay such post-employment benefits; Item was tabled until the next board meeting on August 4th BOARD MEMBER RESIG-

NATION Townsend moved, Wernicke seconded, to the resignation of William Hynes as presented. 5 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. (McKeefry stepped out for a phone call) A new board member will be appointed. A press release will be put out and interviews will be at the September 1st board meeting. ADJOURNMENT Townsend moved, Wernicke seconded, to adjourn the meeting at 7:52 P.M. 6 voting aye, 0 voting nay, motion carried. Submitted by Trudy Wied – Secretary to the Board of Education


Sports

Hofa Park ends season Submitted by Dale Krumrai The Hofa Park Panthers finished the Dairyland League regular season on August 1 with a win over the Shawano Lobos by a score of 5-0 to finish second in the Northern division. Hofa Park scored three runs in the fourth inning when Matt Zittlow walked to lead off the inning, Tyler Jacobson then followed with a single, and Jeff Lajeunesse singled Zittlow home with one out. Ryan Rozmiarek then laid down a perfect squeeze bunt to score Jacobson, and Lajeunesse scored on the play on a throwing error by the pitcher. The Panthers then scored two more runs in the fifth when Cody Haase lead off with a single, and Jacobson doubled him home. Preston Hunkins scored on a ground out by Jon Rupno. Jeff Luedke pitched the Panthers to the win, throwing nine innings, allowing six hits, and striking out 11 in the contest. The Panthers finished the regular season with a record of 7-5 in the Dairyland league, which put them behind only the Bonduel Broncos in the division who finished with a record of 11-1. Hofa Park defeated the Freedom Mets on July 25 by a score of 3-2. Hofa Park scored two runs in the fifth to go ahead 2-0. Jake Pamperin scored on a

RBI sacrifice fly by John Jarosinski, and Cody Haase scored on a single by Matt Zittlow. Freedom tied the game in the eighth inning at two, but the Panthers answered with a run in the bottom of the inning for the win. Jon Rupno lead with a single and was sacrificed to second by Lajeunesse. Jake Pamperin then followed with a two out single to score Rupno. Jarosinski and Zittlow both had two hits in the contest, and Zittlow picked up the win on the mound, throwing one and one-third innings and striking out three. Jacobson was the starting pitcher, going seven and twothirds, allowing two runs on five hits while striking out five and walking four. The Panthers traveled to Cecil on July 27 for a make-up game from a previous rain out and dropped a 4-2 decision. Hofa Park scored a single run in the sixth to make the score 2-1 when Jacobson walked, stole second, and later scored on a sacrifice fly by Lajeunesse. Cecil scored two runs in the bottom of the inning, and Hofa Park added one run in the eighth on a RBI single by Rupno for the final tally. Rupno ended the game going three for four at the plate, and Jacobson was two for two in the game. Dave Landers took the loss in the game, throwing five and two-thirds, allowing four runs on five hits, striking out four, and walking four while hitting one.

The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime. ~ Babe Ruth

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Season preview for girls swimming/diving

Coach Erik Olson

Head Coach: Erik Olson Assistant: Paul Heykes What is your season outlook? The Red Raider Swimming/ Diving team will be returning two Conference champions as well as a group of underclassman who have much to offer the team after a year of experience under their belts. The team is also looking forward to newcomers to make a difference on the team with continued work ethic and positive attitude. At the start of the season the team established high expectations and will continue to work towards our team goal. Who are the closest competitive teams? It’s always hard to establish the most competitive teams. The team will learn a lot about which team will be competitive after our first FRCC Relay Meet scheduled for August 26. Last year Sheboygan North ran away with the Conference title which has belonged to the Bay Port Pirates for the last several years. We are ready to make a statement as a competitive team now and in the future. How many returning seniors are there? We have three returning seniors for the 2010 season and

two seniors who took a year or so off who have rejoined the team. We are thankful to have all five seniors, and they will be instrumental as we continue to develop strong leaders both in and out of the pool. Who do you expect to be your team stand outs? The team has two Conference Champions returning, Kelsey Shadick in the diving event and Stephanie Paape in the 100 yard breastroke. However, underclassman Katelyn DeStarkey and Amanda Laird will be the young swimmers to watch. What are you looking forward to most this season? I always look forward to the transformation that develops from athletes new or returning to the team who make enormous time drops because they realize that working hard in practice pays off. The relationships that are developed between team members is also very gratifying. The girls learn that they can count on each other in and out of the pool. Are you going to try anything new this year? For example training or a team event. This year our team focus is to get into the weight room and use the program developed by the strength and conditioning coordinator Kevin Bleck. This will be a positive advantage to have as we line up at the blocks ready to race. If there are team captains picked already, who are they? Currently the team has not selected captains. I can count on our seniors to be leaders of the team if not selected as a captain.

Be prepared for return of estate tax

Submitted by Andrius Sulskis, Edward Jones There’s never really a bad time to do estate planning. But in the months ahead, you may have an extra incentive to look at your estate plans. Why? Because changes are coming to estate tax laws — so you’ll want to be ready. Change is nothing new in the world of estate taxes, which have been in a state of flux for years. As the law now stands, there is no federal estate tax in 2010. Then, in 2011, the estate tax is scheduled to return, with an exemption amount of $1 million and a top rate of 55 percent. Yet, these figures are highly likely to change; ultimately, we may see a return to what existed in 2009: a $3.5 million or $5 million exemption and a top rate of 45 percent.

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Of course, your susceptibility to the estate tax will depend on the size of your estate. But no matter what your level of assets, you’ll want to have your estate plans in order. First of all, you almost certainly need a will. You’ll also need to make sure you’ve named the proper beneficiaries in all your legal documents. Now, let’s return to the estate tax issue. Specifically, how can you help reduce any potential estate tax burden your heirs may face? Here are some ideas to consider: • Take Advantage of Your Exemptions. You and your spouse each receive an exemption from the federal estate tax. As mentioned above, this exemption could be anywhere from $1 million to $5 million, starting in 2011. To maximize these exemptions, you may want to create a credit shelter trust. In a nutshell, here’s how it works: When you die, you fund a credit shelter trust with assets equal in value to your available exemption; if you have other assets, you can leave them to your spouse, free of estate taxes. Your surviving spouse can draw income from the trust’s assets while he or she is alive. Upon his or her death, the trust disperses the assets to your children or other beneficiaries, taking advantage of your original estate tax exemption. Your spouse’s estate will also disperse assets to beneficiaries, using his or her exemption to reduce or avoid estate taxes. • Use Life Insurance. If you owned a $1 million dollar life insurance policy, and it was subject to an estate tax rate of 55 percent, your beneficiaries would receive a death benefit of just $450,000. But if you established an irrevocable life insurance trust (ILIT) with a new insurance policy, the trust would own the policy and distribute the proceeds to the beneficiaries you’ve chosen. By using an ILIT, you’d keep the life insurance out of your taxable estate. • Give generously. You can give up to $13,000 per year to as many individuals as you like without incurring gift taxes. And the more you give, the lower your taxable estate. You can also reduce your estate by making gifts to charitable organizations. Keep in mind that estate planning can be complex. You will need to work with your legal and tax advisors before establishing any type of trust or other estate-planning mechanism. And with the looming return of the estate tax, there’s no time like the present to get started. Edward Jones, its associates and financial advisors are not estate planners and cannot provide tax or legal advice. Please consult your attorney or qualified tax advisor regarding your particular situation.


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Pulaski News

-Thursday, August 26, 2010

Team Batman U6 Soccer Team

Executive Dry Cleaners U6 Soccer Team

Figaros U6 Soccer Team

GRAEF U6 Soccer Team

Home Team Apparel U6 Soccer Team

Koehne Chevy, Buick U6 Soccer Team

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Steve Fischer Construction U6 Soccer Team

Tri-County Optimist U6 Soccer Team

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Advanced Hearing Solutions U8 Boys Soccer Team

Baird U8 Boys Soccer Team

Farm Shoppes U8 Boys Soccer Team

Hardware by Design U8 Girls Soccer Team

Kind Photo U8 Boys Soccer Team

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Linzmeier Market U8 Girls Soccer Team

MCL Industries U8 Boys Soccer Team

MCL Industries U8 Girls Soccer Team

Performance Auto Body U8 Boys Soccer Team

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Pro Sounds DJs U8 Boys Soccer Team

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Robinson Metal U8 Girls Soccer Team

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Smart Custom Homes U8 Girls Soccer Team

Steve Fischer Construction U8 Girls Soccer team

Synergy Family Dairy U8 Boys Soccer Team

Trailside BP U8 Boys Soccer Team

Woodtech Industries U8 Boys Soccer Team


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Season preview for Pulaski Red Raider Football Team from a defense that really came on toward the end of the year. Good team speed and team competitiveness appear to be strengths early on. If this group works hard, works with each other, and works on refining their technique, they can be as good as anyone in the conference.

Coach Dennis Bogacz

Head Coach: Dennis Bogacz What is your season outlook? We return two players that rushed for over 1,000 yard last year in Derek Anderson and Race Noeldner. They will present an immediate threat to any team, but the key will be developing a good offensive line. The only returning starter in the line is “Hootie” Luke Zablocki at guard. He bolsters a group of big, strong linemen who simply need to mature and come together as a group. There is lots of talent in a group led by Andrew Adamski at center, Aaron Delzer and Ryan Laha at Tackles and Ian Woest and Josh Sendra battle it out for the other guard position. Defensively, Race Noeldner, Bryan Sundstrom, Devin Hynes, and Nevada Skenandore return

Who are the closest competitive teams? The league is always tough, and Bay Port is the defending Conference Champion, so until someone unseats them, they are the team to knock off. Our focus is to prepare for every opponent and play each game as if our record is 0-0. How many returning seniors are there? There are 24 seniors. Who do you expect to be your team stand outs? Every year we look for players to rise to the occasion and continue the Pulaski Football Tradition, so to single anyone out, I think I would be selling someone short. I look for each player on our team to have an impact on our success this season. We are a Pulaski Football Family that can trust each member of the team. What are you looking forward to most this season? I think what the team is looking toward the most this year is building upon the great fun and excite-

Season preview for girls golf Who do you expect to be your team stand outs? Our standouts will definitely be Kaitlyn Hilliard, Jessika Zegers, and Courtney Dettman. All three are seniors.

Coach Sarah Kohls

Head Coach: Sarah Kohls What is your season outlook? Our outlook is to finish in the top middle of the conference and to have the team advance to sectionals instead of just individuals. I have golfers on my team that could do extremely well this season! Who are the closest competitive teams? The closest competitive teams are Bay Port, Ashwaubenon, and Green Bay Southwest. How many returning seniors are there? There are 10 returning seniors, one junior, and nine freshmen.

What are you looking forward to most this season? I’m looking forward to a lot of excitement. I have two sectional qualifiers returning this season as well as another senior who is a very strong golfer. I am excited to see what girls will step into the number four and five spots, and hopefully, we can make a run to sectionals as a team. I am also excited to have nine freshmen who will use this year to refine their skills so we can be competitive in the next few years! Are you going to try anything new this year? For example training or a team event. We had four group lessons with the pro Jimmy O at Brown County this summer. He was able to help the newcomers learn skills and veterans refine their skills! If there are team captains picked already, who are they? They are Courtney Dettman, Kaitlyn Hilliard, and Jessika Zegers.

ment that was created last year with our winning ways. While our season’s success will not lie solely on wins and losses, we look to pick up where we left off and play at that same high level each week. Our goal as a team is to take one game at a time and try to reach five wins and become playoff eligible as quickly as possible. With that focus, we hope to put ourselves in position to win a conference championship and who knows what from there. Are you going to try anything new this year? For example training or a team event. With 61 juniors and seniors on the team this year, we have implemented a 2-platoon practice schedule, which allows us to get all our players involved in practice. This not only improves all our players’ ability, but it makes for a livelier practice and makes it a lot of fun for everyone. If there are team captains picked already, who are they? The team selected Race Noeldner, Nevada Skenandore, Bryan Sundstrom, and Derek Anderson.

Season preview for dance team

teams are Green Bay Southwest, Kaukauna, West De Pere, Bayport, Ashwaubenon, and Freedom. How many returning seniors are there? We have three returning as seniors. What are you looking forward to most this season? We look forward to competing three routines: pom, kick, and jazz, all through competition season.

Coach Jessica Korth

Head Coach: Jessica Korth Assistant Coach: Michelle Reeb What is your season outlook? We are excited to see the young talent of this team grow and be successful throughout the year! Who are the closest competitive teams? Our closest competitive

Are you going to try anything new this year? For example training or a team event. We are hosting our third annual Showcase of Dance on November 20. This is a growing event that has expanded up to 14-plus teams attending this year. If there are team captains picked already, who are they? We have three senior leaders/ captains; they are Kelsey Swanson, Laura Becker, and Isabel Thyne.


Business

To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart. ~Thomas Watson, Sr.

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event, volunteers helped sweep the haircut area and wash the hair of kids who needed it before getting their hair cut. Volunteers also had to work at each of the areas of the gym including supply tables, the hygiene table, book tables, and the free table. Assistance was also offered by volunteers to walk kids through the tables to get the correct school supplies needed. Lastly, volunteers greeted families at the door and assisted with the snack tables. “I thought it was wonderful that they could get people together to help with the kids. I think it’s going to get bigger and bigger,” said Wendy Nooyen, after shopping for her son. In the past, the pantry has helped smaller numbers with back to school and decided they wanted to help more families this year because of the economy. The larger event was a great success.

Nsight Telservices announces winners

Katie Parma, while shopping for her sons, said the event “felt very much like Green Bay, very organized. It was fantastic.” This year, Pulaski’s Back to

School Store served over 90 kids from the district and made getting ready for school a breeze.

Volunteer Jackie picks a shirt for a little girl she was helping through the line.

Brian Doxtator won a 40-inch flat screen television at the Nsight Telservices Customer Appreciation Celebration.

Nsight Telservices is pleased to announce the winner of its television giveaway at the annual Customer Appreciation Celebration, which was held July 19 at Nsight Telservices in Pulaski. All customers who signed up for a bundle at the celebration had a chance to win the prize. Brian Doxtator won the 40-inch flat screen television. Since its founding in 1986, Cellcom has thanked its customers and welcomed new ones during the annual Customer Appreciation Celebrations. The Pulaski event showcases the latest products and services for both Nsight Telservices and Cellcom. Attendees can take advantage of special offers and enjoy free food and beverages. Events were held at 30 different locations this year, beginning June 4 and wrapping up on August 5.

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Give the royal treatment to all who walk through your doors Submitted by Tammy Brzeczkowski It’s important in business to treat everyone who walks through your door with the utmost respect. As the old saying goes, “you can’t judge a book by its cover,” you need to remember that in your business as well. Recently, I was at a bridal show with my youngest sister, and the experience I share with you, you can relate to your business as well. Julie (my sister) had brought five of us along with her to the show that day. As we walked through the doors, only the “BRIDE” received a special bag of goodies and a sticker. My first impression was “what a rip off” after paying the full amount of $12 per person. What I can recall after that was walking around to the vendors. Many of the vendors only paid attention to you if you were the bride to be—a big mistake in my mind, not making the attendees feel welcome or a part of the event. Here’s my thought…How did the baker know who was paying for the cake if he or she didn’t ask the question? Did the travel agency know that I was planning a big vacation? Did the bus line have any idea that I was in charge of the transportation for the bachelor party? Did the photography studio know that I was a business person that needed photography for my business? By not talking

or asking questions, qualifying these potential clients, some of the vendors lost important business. You cannot rule any one person out just because he or she wasn’t labeled. The same goes for your business. Just because someone comes into your store wearing sloppy clothes doesn’t mean that this person isn’t the president of an engineering firm. Here’s another thought: teenagers or children shopping at your place of business. Sometimes, we don’t treat them as customers or individuals with buying power, but this is wrong. Children and teenagers do have power, and they are your future customers as well. Treat them well. Customer service, good customer service, is the name of the game. According to Art Waller, Regional Department Head for Utah State University, “It takes 12 positive service incidents to make up for 1 negative incident.” So, let’s keep up the good customer service. Every person who comes into your business deserves to be treated with respect, kindness, and professionalism, no matter what. It’s important that we help our customers, educate them, and listen to their needs. Remember, your customers drive your business; your business doesn’t drive your customers.


Births and Deaths Births

July 30, 2010 Platkowski, Melissa and Ross Pulaski, daughter August 9, 2010 Heck, Jennifer and Mark Pulaski, son August 10, 2010 Engles, Dawn and Mark Sobieski, son August 13, 2010 Bruckert, Heidi and James Pulaski, daughter August 16, 2010 Adamski, Coral and Paul Pulaski, daughter

Deaths

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Grygiel, Joseph

  Joseph Grygiel, 64, Suamico, passed away peacefully at home with his wife at his side following a short battle with cancer. He was born on September 9, 1945, to the late Joseph and Helen (Rzepka) Grygiel.      He graduated from Pulaski High School in 1963. On October 9, 1965, he married Bonnie Meyer in Krakow. Joe referred to Bonnie as “his angel” for her loving care throughout his illness. Joe retired in 2003 following 36 years of service at Wisconsin Public Service.      Joe loved to be outdoors. He was an avid snowmobiler, was a fanatic fisherman, and relished the many hours spent on his pontoon boat on Shawano Lake. He was “Mr. Fix It,” working on anything that needed to be repaired.      One of Joe’s favorite things to do was spending time with his grandchildren and watching them mature. He was very proud of their accomplishments, good grades, their first deer, and many more of their milestones.      Joe was an active member of SS Edward and Isidore Church where he was an usher and shared many fishing stories with his friends before Mass.      In addition to his wife Bonnie, he is survived by four daughters Michelle (Terry) Mahr, Sobieski; Lisa (Kevin) Knabenbauer, Green Bay; Brenda (Jeff) Van Enkevort, Pulaski; and Jodi (John) Steeno, Pulaski. He is survived by his ten grandchildren Haley and Erin Mahr, Zach and Seth Holshuer, Andrew Knabenbauer, Joseph and Hannah Van Enkevort, and Brooke, Evan, and Grant Steeno. He is survived by three brothers Robert (Phyllis) Grygiel, Pulaski; Leonard (Anita) Grygiel, Barron; Timothy (Elaine) Grygiel, Pulaski; and one brother-in-law Wayne (Karen) Meyer, Appleton. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.      He was preceded in death by one brother and sister-in-law Eugene (Gloria) Grygiel.

Lonchar, Phyllis C.

Phyllis C. Lonchar, age 85, of Green Bay and formerly of Bergland, Michigan, passed away on August 9 at Marla Vista Manor in Green Bay. She was born February 2, 1925, in Brooklyn, New York to the late Luigi and

Giroloma (Coppola) Finazzo. On December 28, 1946, she was united in marriage to the late John Lonchar in Detroit, Michigan. During World War II, she worked at Murray Body in Detroit as a “Rosie the Riveter.” After starting her family, she worked as a nurse’s aide and later helped with the Head Start pilot program in Detroit. In 1965 the couple moved to Bergland, Michigan where they owned and operated the Salt Lick Inn until their retirement. She was also a former trustee and treasurer for Matchwood Township in Michigan. Phyllis was a member of Assumption BVM Parish in Pulaski where she was a member of the St. Anne Society. She was also an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Michigan and Wisconsin. Her greatest joy was her family. She enjoyed crocheting, making blankets for the V.A. Hospital in Iron Mountain, and also cooking and painting. She is survived by her five children: John Lonchar, Jr., New Haven, Michigan; Linda (Jerry) Albright, Bowler, Wisconsin; Debbie (Bob) Micheletti, Bergland, Michigan; Nancy (Russ) Hewitt, Green Bay; and Rose (Mike) Romes, Green Bay. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren: John III, Angela (Duane), Melissa (Thane), Tom, Denise (Kurt), Tony (Abby), Kelly, Michelle (Chris), Dana (Clint), Matthew, Kristen, Katie, and Courtney; eight great grandchildren: Justin, Jesse, Emma, Lewis, Noah, Luke, Charli, and Dante. She is further survived by many nieces and nephews. Phyllis was preceded in death by six brothers and four sisters.

O’Connor, Lyle J.

Lyle J. O’Connor, 93, Pulaski, died peacefully August 7, 2010. The son of Urban and Josie (Sheedy) O’Connor was

born December 14, 1916, in the town of Pittsfield, where he lived all of his life. An unshakeable, faith-filled, 100 percent Irish Catholic man whose heritage was engrained in him, Lyle’s grandparents came from County Cork during the potato famine. On August 13, 1949, he married Betty Pamperin at St. John the Baptist Church in Howard. The couple would have celebrated 61 years of marriage this coming Friday. Lyle was a dairy farmer most of his life. He loved the land and spoke of the crops, his tractors, and the cows, even in his last hours. He was also employed as a Brown County Library Bookmobile Driver for 28 years. He especially enjoyed going to local schools and serving the teachers and children. His Irish spirit was a gift to all who met him, especially the religious sisters who frequently offered him snacks. He kept in touch with many of them over the years. Lyle always had a twinkle in his eye. He was quick to tell a joke and never complained. Dad considered his family his greatest blessing. He loved the frequent family get-togethers. Lyle was a hard working man, who found a way to balance two jobs and raise a family with his loving and supportive wife, Betty. They managed to live life to the fullest and still put seven children through college! He was a longtime member of Assumption B.V.M. Parish in Pulaski, where he was a member of the Holy Name Society. Lyle was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, Bishop Bona Council #4439, Pulaski. In addition to his wife, Betty, Lyle is survived by five daughters and two sons: Sheila (Gary) Bosar, Oneida; Kelley O’Connor, Green Bay; Shawn O’Connor, Green Bay; Erin (Ron) Tisch, Pittsfield; Brian (Melissa) O’Connor, Bellevue; Megan (Tom) Heiman, De Pere; and Maureen (Dr. Scott Liebl) O’Connor, Oconto Falls. He is also survived by nine grandchildren: Justin and Trevor Bosar; Weston, Avery, and Cossette O’Connor; Angela and Austin Tisch; Riley Heiman; and Ciara Hedstrom; one sister-in-law Janice O’Connor, Brillion; many nieces and nephews; other relatives; and friends. He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister-inlaw, Leo (Esther) and Norbert O’Connor.

Life isn’t about waiting for the storms to pass… it’s about learning how to dance in the rain. ~Unknown Author

Thursday, August 26, 2010 Wojcik, Eugene J.

Eugene J. Wojcik, 84, Pulaski, died peacefully August 16, 2010, at his home surrounded by his family. The son of the late John and Martha (Rehbein) Wojcik was born October 28, 1925, in Pulaski, graduated from Pulaski High School in 1944, and was a lifelong area resident. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII. On December 30, 1950, he married Helen Steckbauer at St. Mary’s Church in Manitowoc. Gene was a self-employed electrician for over 40 years. He was a volunteer fireman, served on the Pulaski Village Board, Board of Directors BCARC (now ASPIRO), Knights of Columbus Bishop Bona Council #4439, Pulaski, and the American Legion Post #337, Pulaski. Gene was a very kind and gentle man who touched a lot of hearts. He could strike up a conversation with anyone. Gene was a faith-filled man and a lifelong member of Assumption B.V.M. Parish. He was a really great dad.

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In addition to his wife, Helen, he is survived by two sons and one daughter-in-law Mark Wojcik, Green Bay and Ron (Patty) Wojcik, Pulaski. He is survived by eight daughters and five sons-in-law Charmaine Baranczyk, Green Bay; Audrey (Bill) Peters, Oconto; Susan (Joel Kirkish) Kane, Green Bay; Carol (Mike) Bess, Green Bay; Mary (Scott) Vanden Busch, Suamico; Barbara (Randy) Kuske, Green Bay; Connie (Darin Zahn) Wojcik, Green Bay; and Jenifer (Wes) Marks, Luxemburg. He has 21 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers Howard Wojcik, Pulaski and James Wojcik, Madison; one sister-in-law Sharon Wickenhauser, Florida; one niece; six nephews, other relatives, and many friends. He was preceded in death by a son Lloyd Wojcik on August 19, 1984; one sister and brotherin-law Arlene (Donald) Borck; one sister-in-law Alice Wojcik; and one brother-in-law Curtis Steckbauer.


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The purpose of life is a life of purpose. ~Robert Byrne

Thursday, August 26, 2010

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District registration hosts Business Expo Pulaski families experience By Taylor Maccoux new student registration Businesses from the Pulaski Area were invited to the Pulaski Community School District student registration on August 11 and 12 from 1 to 7 p.m. “Because thousands of students and parents will be at Pulaski High School on those days, we thought it would be a great opportunity to have businesses in our community showcase their products and services,” said Dr. Mel Lightner, Superintendent of Schools. In the Pulaski High School commons, tables were available for area businesses to set up displays. Business employees and owners were able to hand out flyers, business cards, and coupons to help get their business out into the hands of the public, and what better way than at student registration. Vern Novinska from Vern’s Hardware said, “It was a pretty decent idea. There were lots of people looking around and picking up catalogs. Someone even bought an air conditioner.” “This was a nice way to advertise. It made district members aware we are here,” said Jane Nowak and Sandy Sutrick from Nsight.

Sarah’s Dance Academy attends the business expo at PHS. Sarah Delvaux’s company information and awards were proudly exhibited at the show.

Parents of Pulaski students register for school on computers, which saves lots of paper and money.

Heidi Richard from Dynamic Designs looks on as students spin the wheel to win a free prize during the business expo at registration days for the Pulaski School District.

Connie Rohloff of Digital Dynamics stands at her photography display during the business expo at Pulaski High School on August 11 to 12. ABOVE: The Pulaski Village Veterinary had an information booth at Pulaski High School during the business expo. The expo was an awareness campaign geared at students, staff, and parents to make them aware of the businesses that are a part of the Pulaski Community School District.

By Taylor Maccoux his year, the Pulaski ComT munity School District held its first district-wide walk-in registration on August 11 to 12 from 1 to 7 p.m. in the Pulaski High School gym (Fred Kestly Fieldhouse). The registration was for all elementary school, middle school, and high school students and families. Computers were available at the registration for parents to register their children online in the Skyward Family Access section, and staff members were there to assist with the process. The purpose of doing the registration

on the computer is in an attempt to go green and save as much paper as possible. Countryside Photography was there to take pictures of students for their identification cards. Student Kevin Simoens thought the new registration was a lot faster. He said, “It’s nice because it saves paper and is much more convenient.” Also new this year was the online registration option, where parents could register in the convenience of their own home beginning August 2. Student Cassie Zahn said, “It was nice to register beforehand online.”

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